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Network Connectivity in GSM/WCDMA mode

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 with Android 4.0. Whenever I disconnect a call, the network vanishes for a few seconds when the phone is in GSM/CDMA auto mode. The network is fine in GSM only ...
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Samsung Galaxy-s blocks the app to install after download

Why I can not install the app after download on galaxy s, if the app is not from the play store it blocks the app to install. I know there is an option on new models of galaxy, if it blocks your app ...
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Galaxy S I9000 does not boot at all

My Samsung Galaxy S I9000 does not boot at all, the screen does not come, no vibration, no backlight on the soft buttons. It's as if it was dead. I reset the battery and hard reset. But nothing seems ...
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How to restore my IMEI on Galaxy S if I don't have a backup of /efs?

I installed CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies on my Galaxy S1, coming from CyanogenMod 9. On every reboot I get the message: Warning! A problem was detected with your device. Your device IMEI number is ...
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Can't boot phone or access recovery mode

I tried updating a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S: Semaphore Version 9 (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean). The update was successful except that it produced an error after completion saying the process ...
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Phone won't turn on after attempting to upgrade Galaxy S to ICS

I tried upgrading my Galaxy S to ICS like I did my Galaxy S2. I used the exact same steps. However, Odin froze and shut down. So, I unplugged the phone, powered off, and went to power back on in ...
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com.phone.android keeps crashing immediatelly after factory reset

I am having the very-well known problem where com.android.phone keeps crashing all the time. I have done a factory reset and the problem had immediate effect just after the 1st reboot. So, we can ...
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Odin not allowing firmware to be flashed

I'm following the instructions here to try and upgrade the firmware to I9000XWJS8: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=846913 As soon as I hit start it does nothing, as you can see in ...
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S still on Android 2.2.1?

I have tried by using samsung kies but it says there are no updates. i have even tried to update it within the phone (software update). Other people are on android 2.3 but i am still on 2.2.1 and it ...
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rooting an ZHTC EVO 4g and samsung epic s 4g

Can I root either device by sharing files between each other rather than using a pc?? Another words rooting phone to phone via file sharing or blue tooth??
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Why does my Galaxy S keep corrupting and resetting?

My Samsung Galaxy S was working well, but about a month ago it turned itself off, and upon restarting went through the initial setup again (language, keyboard, etc.). At the same time, lots of apps ...
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Is there a “hardware reset” for the Galaxy S?

I have had my Samsung Galaxy S for less than a year, and never did anything like rooting it. Just normal use. About 60 minutes ago I opened from it's "sleep" state to check a web page and left it on ...
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Why does Spotify say that there is no Internet connection available when there is one (Samsung Galaxy S)?

When I start the Spotify Android app from my Samsung Galaxy 1 it seems that the internet connection is not working: What can I do to resolve this?
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Can I replace the OS of a Samsung Galaxy S?

I was attracted by the hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S. However, I don't like the default TouchWiz skin developed by Samsung. I'd prefer to use the native Android UI, as in the Nexus ...
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Samsung Galaxy S having internal sd card problems

I have Samsung Galaxy SLCD having android 2.2.1 which is around one and half year old. Around one month back my it started showing message in notification bar 'internal sd card removed unexpectedly' ...
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Getting call options such as skype/viber again

My question is similar to this : http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2-international/473947-calling-dialer-viber-skype.html But not quite the same. I've chosen phone as my default calling ...
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How do I change the home screen's Email icon to go to GMail instead of the default Email app on the Samsung Galaxy S?

On the bottom of the home screen there is an icon for EMail. I don't ever want to use the default Email app. I only use GMail and would rather use the Google GMail app. How do I change where the icon ...
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Data Vault apps with Unlock Pattern

I'm currently using the Wallet app to keep my bank acct#s, CC#s etc. safely on my phone. However, entering the password when I need to unlock the codes is kind of an annoyance. Specially when you ...
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Samsung Galaxy S Firmware Update

I'm experiencing trouble with the 2.1 to 2.2 update. It looks like this advice doesn't work for me as I have no Software Update button. I also tried this advice but it seems that I'm not able to put ...
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Can I use a radio firmware for GB (2.3.6) for my SGS1 (GT-I9000) if I have ICS installed?

I still have the original cellular radio firmware my phone came with (at least, I think I do. The baseband version is I9000BVJJPG). However, I've changed ROMs many times, and am currently using the ...
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Is there a special boot mode to boot into a system with root access (on Galaxy S)?

What if the Samsung Galaxy S I've got has already been rooted?.. Is there perhaps a special boot mode which would boot into the system with root access? Or normally, a "rooted" device always boots ...
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Turn off vibration when docking the phone

When I put my phone into the dock, it vibrates very strongly and for too long (IMO). Is it possible to turn that off or at least to decrease the intensity and/or duration of the vibration? This is ...
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Upgrading a Samsung S GT-I9000 (to anything >2.1)

I'm new to Android, but my sister recently got a second-hand Galaxy S GT-I9000. It runs on 2.1, which means that it does not have Google Play. Apparently 2.2 does, and the device seems to be able to ...
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Internet not working on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000

Recently, my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 will not let me go on FB, Twitter, or anything that requires Internet. It will also not let me download anything from the Market. Any ideas?
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Why is my Galaxy S notifying me about a new message when my inbox is empty?

My Galaxy S keeps telling me I have a text message. I have erased my entire inbox but the notification won't go away. How do I make this notification stop?
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Will the Samsung Fascinate work without a battery?

Can I use a Samsung Fascinate with no battery powered only by the power cable? (I'm assuming this is a handset specific question, but let me know if I'm wrong and the answer applies to all Android ...
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Why does my notification bar get stuck on Galaxy S?

The notification bar on my Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo has a nasty habit of getting stuck. When this happens and I try to pull it down, the (I don't know what to call it) "dragging bar" appears, but ...
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Custom ROM to improve Galaxy I9000 battery life (if mostly standy)? [closed]

I have a Galaxy S I9000 (2.3.6, Gingerbread.XXJW4) and use my phone minimally (mostly just on standby). I would like a least a couple of days, and hopefully a week or two between recharges if possible ...
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are there any lag fixes for Samsung Galaxy S that don't require rooting the phone?

It seems like the Samsung Galaxy S is notorious for its occasional lag. Various lag fixes are out, but most of them require me to root my phone. I am reluctant to void the warranty on my phone, so ...
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Why can't I access the /data directory with ADB on my Samsung Vibrant?

I used Simply Honey before and everything was okay. However, when I flash to a Stock 2.2 ROM, I cannot access the /data directory from adb. I am sure the phone is totally rooted because I have the ...
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Problem running z4root on Galaxy S GT-I9000

I installed Z4root on my Galaxy S (the original, not the S II) after reading this post, using the APK file attached to the post (can't find it in market). The thread leads me to believe that the ...
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SD Card not working

I have bought a new samsung 16 GB yesterday. and installed Froyo. I plug my 4 Gb SD card which I was using in my previous Nokia Cell Phone. but SGS is not picking it up. I detached it and put it back ...
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Durability issues of sd-cards in phones?

I understand, that there are many factors why a sd-card may fail. But I had my last two sd-cards fail in a very short time (about three months). Now I wonder if it is the phones fault, or if I just by ...
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External SD card now says “SD card blank or has unsupported file system”

"External SD card now says "SD card blank or has unsupported file system" after I attempted to backup on my computer. It is a Samsung Galaxy "Vibrant" running Froyo (2.2) I mounted the card upon ...
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Why is my 16GB SD card not being read in my Samsung Galaxy S?

Why is my 16GB SD card not being read in my Samsung Galaxy S? I've tried to format it several times but nothing happens.
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Galaxy S I9000 doesn't start

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy S with 4.1.1 through Odin. But I didn't like it, so I wanted to restore it to Android 2.3 -- and and while restoring it my computer suddenly restarted and my mobile phone ...
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USB drivers for using ADB with Samsung Galaxy S on CyanogenMod 7.1?

I recently installed CyanogenMod 7.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and I have some problems now to get ADB on my Windows 7 64-bit computer to recognize the device. Currently, adb devices returns no ...
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Why do I see a Smiley instead of Next button?

My relatively newly acquired Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 running Android 2.1 should have a next button around the bottom right of the keypad as per manual/online information. However, I can only see a ...
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Samsung Galaxy S shuts down automatically

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S i9003. I used it for 1 years. Recently when I want to start apps the phone automatically shuts down. The battery is fully charged. Anyone faced it before? I'm running ...
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Is it possible to show “all calls” on my Samsung Galaxy S?

Under phone -> logs -> menu key -> view by there are options for all logs, dialled calls, missed calls, received calls, sent messages and received messages. Is it possible to show "all calls" ...
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How can I connect my Samsung Galaxy S to a television?

My Samsung Galaxy S has settings for TV-out, but I don't see anywhere to plug any cord from the phone to the TV. How can I connect it to my TV?
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Sync problems with Samsung Galaxy I9000

I'm having the following issues: 'Market' not functioning ('A network error has occurred. Retry, or cancel...') Gmail not functioning ('No connection') Red triangle in top-left of screen = ...
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Galaxy S contacts - Media tab. What is it for?

Called supplier and researched the web no one seems to know. Go to contacts. Select a specific contact. Look at the top of the screen. It lists four tabs Info -- History -- Activities -- Media. ...
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Samsung S screen turns off while calling

during a call, the screen turns off and I become not able to click(touch) any button on the screen. PLEASE help if there is any solution cause it makes me crazy. Thanks.
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How to use the front camera with Tango?

Like lots of us, I guess, I discovered Tango today (one the greatest app !) As I own a Galaxy S, I wonder if we can use the front camera while talking. I know we can do that using the builtin ...
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Deleted some apk files - but the apps are still there after reboot

This seems really weird to me. I followed the instructions given here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=835861 and deleted the apk files of some stock applications like Layar. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck in boot loop when 100% charged

Before we start I should mention that I have not messed with the firmware in any way. But it seems that whenever I put it on charge and it reaches 100% capacity I turn it on and it gets stuck in a ...
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Why My android device show less RAM and Slow at Jelly bean?

I bought a new Samsung galaxy S Advance(GT-i9070). It came with Gingerbread. It was actually a phone with 768 RAM. I clearly verified this with the shop when I bought it. Last day I upgraded my phone ...
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Do I have to do anything different when flashing a ROM with Odin if I'm coming from CM7?

When I first flashed CM7 on my SGS, I had an issue with my sim card and had to revert to stock. However, Odin got stuck and I my phone refused to go into download mode (see my comment in this ...
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Flashing Cyanogenmod9 - Kernel via Odin

EDIT: I think the question is more confusing than helpful. I leave it up simply because something else has been closed as a duplicate to this. My problem was finally solved by flashing a completely ...